Over many years now, we have participated, attended and helped run choirs. We have attended numerous choir workshops. We have benefited from excellent teaching, and have met many gifted and enthusiastic musical talents, both professional and lay people, who have inspired us and our journey to faith and the Lord.
We now want to put something back into the community of St. Simon and St. Jude, to help foster local expertise, help with nurturing young and forgotten talents and build a singing church ready to worship and give praise to God.
In addition to enriching the worship every Sunday at the 10.30 a.m. mass, we would also like to encourage the use of music and singing for the church's high feasts, sacraments and rites, for instance, Holy Communion and Confirmation, while respecting the need for sacred space and quiet reflective moments.
Carefully selected hymns can enhance and deepen liturgical understanding, create space for reflection and bring us closer to the word and message of God. Praise and worshipful songs can help deepen our religious experience and minister to us in special moments of our lives. We hope this site will be another tool to help us all in building a community that sings together.
Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.